Due to the high prevalence of mental health issues in Malaysia, 360 Wellness Hub aims to help residents in Bangsar and the surrounding areas find potential mental health issues early on with the new online DASS-21 test.
More details are available at https://www.my360wellnesshub.com/post/all-about-DASS-21-the-depression-anxiety-stress-scale
The DASS psychometric test is a self-administered screening tool that asks 21 questions to measure the presence and severity of an individual’s depression, anxiety, and stress.
“All of the DASS-21 test items have been found to have a high level of reliability in terms of internal consistency: depression 0.81, anxiety 0.73, stress 0.81.,” said a clinic representative. “Additionally, the DASS-21’s anxiety and depression scale was compared with another popular test known to be reliable, the Beck Anxiety Inventory and the Beck Depression Inventory.”
Each DASS-21 scale comprises seven items, that focus on a primary symptom specific to depression, anxiety, or stress. The depression scale assesses dysphoria, hopelessness, devaluation of life, self-deprecation, lack of interest/involvement, anhedonia, and inertia. The anxiety scale assesses autonomic arousal, skeletal muscle effects, situational anxiety, and subjective experience of anxious affect. The stress scale measures levels of chronic non-specific arousal.
If a person’s DASS-21 test results show a moderate or high level of depression, anxiety, or stress, 360 Wellness Hub advises them to schedule a consultation with one of its therapists. Following a consultation, the therapist incorporates the client’s DASS-21 score into their overall mental health assessment.
About 360 Wellness Hub
Founded by Dr Lennie Soo and staffed with experienced therapists, 360 Wellness Hub offers clinical screening, diagnosis, and treatment, including counselling, psychotherapy, and hypnotherapy. The clinic has two facilities – one at Eco Sanctuary Mall and the other at Lifecare Medical Center, Bangsar South.
A spokesperson said: “You do not need to struggle in silence; let’s walk this part of the journey together. It’s true, you may be able to heal on your own, but you will heal faster and better with a little bit of professional help and support.”
Interested parties can find more information by visiting https://www.my360wellnesshub.com/post/all-about-DASS-21-the-depression-anxiety-stress-scale
360 Wellness Hub
2-2B 2Fl. Wisma Lifecare
5 Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South
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